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Verrocchio

Andrea del . 1435--88, Italian sculptor, painter, and goldsmith of the Florentine school: noted esp for the equestrian statue of Bartolommeo Colleoni in Venice
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The marriage between Da Vinci's scientific investigations and his art is well documented, starting from the time when he compared swirls of river water to curls in human hair, an analogy he first painted in the locks of an angel while assisting Verrocchio on his Baptism of Christ.
We are welcomed to the second room by the relaxed gaze of Verrocchio's bronze David, perfectly angled to watch over us as we enter, yet with his body twisted to face the room.
These were contextualized within Florentine art production and patronage, as the room included drawings from the Ghirlandaio workshop in which Michelangelo trained, works by Verrocchio and the Pollaiuolo brothers, drawings by Michelangelo after the eminent masters of an earlier generation (Giotto, Masaccio, and Donatello); and work by Martin Schongauer, one of many Northern European artists favored in Florence in the late fifteenth century.
Equally suggestive, and even more complex, are passages in which works of art become animate creatures: for example, swallows graze the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius on top of the Campidoglio, and the horse "a ogni strido sembra sia per scavalcare l'Imperatore e per impennarsi"/"Riotous swallows brush past Marcus Aurelius' green horse, which at each cry of the birds looks about to throw the Emperor off its back and rear up before this latest destiny" (D'Annunzio, 1995: 58; D'Annunzio, 2012: 73); the narrator then asks for information on another equestrian statue, the one dedicated by Verrocchio to Bartolomeo Colleoni, in the Campo San Zanipolo in Venice, no less appreciated by the local sparrows: "Che fa il Colleoni sul suo piedistallo?
As chief pupil of the workshop of Andrea Verrocchio, the heir to Donatello and Michelozzo as the principal artisanal provider to the ruling Medici clan, da Vinci would certainly have been present as one of the supporting cast at this momentous event, and may even have performed musically to celebrate it (as he was famous in his youth for composing extempore songs at public events).
There is empirical evidence showing that deficits in metacognition correlate with poorer results in drug dependency treatments (Saladin et al, 2012; Thorberg et al., 2011), the type of substance consumed, abstinence, risk of relapse (Toneatto, 1999), self-injuries (Verrocchio, Conti, & Fulcheri, 2010), emotional distress (de Rick, Vanheule, & Verhaeghe, 2009), and alcohol abuse in nonclinical samples (Lyvers, Onuoha, Thorberg, & Samios, 2012).
The replicas include plaster casts of works by Praxiteles, Verrocchio, and Donatello: They are placed alongside Richmond Barthe's red terra-cotta African Head, 1935; Nicholas Alden Brooks's trompe l'oeil painting Handbill of the Play at the Night of Lincoln's Assassination, 1893; original late-nineteenth- to early-twentieth-century pairs of Cheyenne and Sioux moccasins; and the wooden base of a fifth-century Buddha sculpture, all drawn from the museum's holdings.
Chapter 4 addresses the use of images of the Doubting Thomas in public contexts in Renaissance Tuscany, with particular reference to works by Paolo Uccello, Mariano del Buono, and Verrocchio, building on the scholarship of Andrew Butterfield and John Paoletti.
It really all started in 1469 when Leonardo began working in the workshop of the Italian painter, sculptor and goldsmith Andrea del Verrocchio on the construction of Florence Cathedral.